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Facing the music: Summer concert festival organizers see no path ahead in pandemic

Facing the music: Summer concert festival organizers see no path ahead in pandemic

TORONTO — Summer 2021 was supposed to mark the triumphant return of Canadian music festivals. Instead, it’s ushering in another season of disappointment.

Most Black female entrepreneurs face barriers to financing: report

TORONTO — A study has found the vast majority of Black women who are entrepreneurs in Canada say they face significant barriers to financing, including the cost of borrowing.
Senior royals to skip uniforms at Prince Philip's funeral

Senior royals to skip uniforms at Prince Philip's funeral

LONDON — Senior royals must wear civilian clothes to Prince Philip’s funeral, defusing potential tensions over who would be allowed to don military uniforms.
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.6 per cent in February

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.6 per cent in February

OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales fell 1.6 per cent in February as the auto sector faced a shortage of microchips that forced some assembly plants to ramp down production or shut down. Statistics Canada said Thursday manufacturing totalled $55.
Kim Godwin named ABC News president, CBS' Zirinsky to exit

Kim Godwin named ABC News president, CBS' Zirinsky to exit

NEW YORK — ABC named Kim Godwin as its news division president on Wednesday, making her the first Black woman to be the top news executive at a broadcast network.
Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film

Gucci heirs worry over family depiction in Ridley Scott film

MILAN — The great-grandchildren of Guccio Gucci, who founded the luxury fashion house that bears his name nearly a century ago in Florence, are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family’s legacy in a new film that focuses on a sensa
J-Rod are done: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez have split

J-Rod are done: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez have split

LOS ANGELES — J-Lo and A-Rod are no longer J-Rod — officially. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez told the “Today” show Thursday in a joint statement that they are calling off their two-year engagement.
12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for 'awesome' win

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for 'awesome' win

LOS ANGELES — For a dozen and more reasons, Diane Warren would be overjoyed to win a best original song Oscar for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren.

Coronavirus hug image named World Press Photo of the Year

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A photo symbolizing “love and compassion” of an 85-year-old Brazilian woman getting her first embrace in five months from a nurse through a transparent “hug curtain” was named the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday.
US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic

US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to 576,000, a post-COVID low and a hopeful sign that layoffs are easing as the economy recovers from the pandemic recession.